Agricultural Extension Officer Job in Kenya

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Job Description

Job Title: Agricultural Extension Officer

Location: Kwale County

Reports To: Technical Director – Agriculture

Purpose of the Job: The job holder will be responsible for: preparing physical and financial plans; planning and organizing training; controlling work and cost; liaising with outgrowers and community leaders; hiring of labor; implementing working guidelines and manuals; and preparation of periodic reports.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies suitable sugarcane production areas and selects farmers who are eligible to outgrowers scheme.
  • Establishes farmers working groups to enhance proper communication and sharing of limited resources.
  • Provides or coordinates the distribution of agricultural inputs.
  • Facilitates the reimbursement of loans/credits to farmers.
  • Manages and ensure the recording of all material and financial resources diverted to outgrowers.
  • Coordinates and facilitates logistical and technical support for land development, seedbed preparation, cane cultivation, harvesting, loading and transporting.
  • Offers technical support and advisory services to farmers in conducting field adaptation/demonstrations /observation trials, technology transfer, problem assessment and surveys (soil, plant, cane sampling), etc.
  • Offers and organizes trainings, workshops, field days, visits, etc.
  • Prepares planting and harvesting schedules jointly with the Agriculture Extension Manager.
  • Advises farmers on proper utilization of inputs and cane money to improve their livelihood.
  • Facilitates the undertakings of on-farm research.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the maintenance of road networks.
  • Inspects and suggests corrective measures on quality of cane production operations;
  • Implements performance monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Prepares periodic plans and budget.
  • As deemed necessary, carries out other tasks assigned to him.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc./Diploma in agriculture/plant sciences or related fields
  • 3-5 years relevant experience

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet stipulated deadlines.
  • Display professional demeanor with qualities such as strong work ethics, trustworthiness, and self confidence.
  • Strong influencing skills and consultative skills to bring efficiency and pro – activeness.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent organizational, time and stress management skills

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge & you meet the above minimum qualifications and experience send your Application letter along with your Current CV as One Word Document, and a daytime telephone contact to; The Human Resource Manager P.O Box 46279-00100 Nairobi.

OR eMail [email protected]
Deadline: 22nd Aug 2015
The Subject of your mail should be ”Agricultural Extension Officer”.

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